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South Plainfield Residents Address Council About Pool Closure

January 21, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At its first official meeting of 2019, the South Plainfield Borough Council was faced with resident inquiries and concerns about the recent announcement that the community pool will not open this summer. As a result, thedecision of whether or not to upgrade the over 50-year-old facility will rest in the hands of residents in the form of a non-binding Democracy Week ...

Planning Board Hears Testimony from South Plainfield Fire, Environmental Experts

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a Jan. 8 meeting, the South Plainfield Planning Board resumed its hearing on M&M Realty Properties proposal for 1111 Durham Avenue. 

At this time, John Taikina, director of real estate development for M&M, presented a few minor changes to the plans – made at the request of the municipality – and testimonies from borough ...

South Plainfield Green Team Award Essay and Video Contest Winners

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield’s Green Team hosted a contest for all 5-6 grade students living or attending a school in South Plainfield requesting an essay on what sustainability means for South Plainfield and how can South Plainfield become a more sustainable community in 500-750 words and judged on content, grammar and spelling.

The contest for grade 7 through 12 consisted of ...

South Plainfield Municipal Government Reorganizes for 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of South Plainfield held its 2019 reorganization meeting on Jan. 5 with standing room only crowd gathering for the Saturday morning event. To watch the entire meeting, click below, compliments of Bill Seesselberg:

At the start of the meeting, resident Taylor Kurliew sang the National Anthem followed by Rob Nieves, pastor of New ...

South Plainfield to Hold Reorganization Meeting on Jan. 5

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The public is invited to attend the South Plainfield’s Mayor and Council reorganization meeting on Jan. 5th, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Municipal Building.

Mayo Matthew P. Anesh along with council members Robert Bengivenga and Joe Wolak will be sworn in. Mayor Anesh will also deliver his annual State of the Town Address and will appoint and reappoint committee ...

Groups Given Thousands in Grants to Aid Homeless

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the season of gift-giving, state legislators from Middlesex County announced that several non-profit agencies will receive hundreds of thousands in grants to help the homeless and people struggling to stay in homes.

State Sen. Patrick Diegnan, and Assembly members Nancy Pinkin and Robert Karabinchak, who represent the 18th District, announced that the Diocese of Metuchen ...

“Let there be Light” Woodland Avenue Traffic Signal Activated

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The long awaited traffic light located at Woodland Avenue and Oak Tree Road was activated this past week. The signal, which will be synchronized with the lights at Oak Park Commons and Park Avenue, is expected to improve the safety of the difficult 3-way junction.

“This project had been in the works for a while, and, I’m glad that we were able to come ...

Mayor Anesh Calls for Democracy Week to Decide Fate of Community Pool 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Mayor Matt Anesh and the South Plainfield Borough Council announced at a Dec. 17 meeting that the Community Pool will not open for the 2019 season.

Borough officials state that repairs and renovations estimated to cost between $1.5 and $2 million are needed and that the decision as to whether or not upgrade the facility will rest in the hands of ...

South Plainfield Swears in Six New Police Officers

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Six new officers, each with longstanding ties to the community and families in law enforcement, were officially sworn in as the newest members of the South Plainfield Police Department this week. 

“I don't recall, over the last 10 years or so, ever having six new officers sworn in on a given night or even in the same year,” said Mayor ...

South Plainfield Library Patrons Support Annual ‘Giving Tree’ Initiative

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The holidays are a time of giving and, throughout South Plainfield, various fundraising efforts are under way to make the season a little brighter for those in need. 

Over at the library, a ‘giving tree’ featuring tags with ‘wish list’ items provided by the borough’s Department of Social Services was erected at the end of ...


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Quijano, Vainieri Huttle, Holley & Karabinchak Bill Expanding Nonprofit Security Grant Program Signed into Law

January 8, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – In response to recent incidents of hate, bigotry and faith-based violence against nonprofit groups in New Jersey and across the country, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Jamel Holley and Robert Karabinchak to help nonprofits protect themselves against terror threats and attacks was signed into law on Tuesday by the ...